By Bereket Kidane,
The Torch of Independence is continuing its tour of Eritrea. It was last seen in the Gash-Barka region somewhere near Barentu enthusiastically being greeted by the locals. It will continue to tour Eritrea until it finally arrives in Asmara on Independence Day to be ignited during the main ceremony at what’s become Eritrea’s national stadium, the former Cicero in Asmara. The only question is who will have the honor of lighting the torch?
In May of 1993 when Eritrea ended its de facto independence and became a de jure sovereign state, it was a certain tegadalay that had the honor of carrying the torch into the stadium and lighting it at the cauldron in an iconic moment for the brand new State of Eritrea. Continue reading The Torch of Independence’s Tour of Eritrea – Silver Jubilee Anniversary Series